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How Current Immigration Policies are Affecting Higher Education

This interview with Montclair State University’s director of international employment and immigration details some of the obstacles now facing both international students and faculty as they try to negotiate the labyrinth of more restrictive immigration rules. This situation is further examined in this piece – Visa rules are restricting the future of international students in the US; data from the 2018 Open Doors report from the IIE reinforce the above reports highlighting how enrollment for international students in this country is slowing down a great deal and the main culprit is the difficulty in securing visas.


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Heads of State and Their Cabinets

Who is president of Norway? Who is the minister for environment, water, and agriculture in Saudi Arabia? The CIA has compiled listings for all governments, some of them not recognized by the United States, showing the heads of state and their various cabinet ministers. The listings are updated, some as recent as this past month.

Compare the above to the United Nations’ Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers for Foreign Affairs or World Statesmen.

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New Jersey Laws Effective January 1, 2019

From smoking bans on beaches to new taxes on ride-hailing services, here is a list of 18 new laws for New Jersey. For a national sampling of laws going into effect in other states, please direct yourself to this MarketWatch site.

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Cryptocurrency Regulations

Of late, cryptocurrency has been a topic that one cannot avoid. The Law Library of Congress has issued a survey of how various countries oversee this exchange medium. A brief overview with links to enabling legislation and commentaries are provided for each entry; more detailed examinations of selected countries are found at its Regulation of Cryptocurrency in Selected Jurisdictions.

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National Academies Press

The NAP is the publishing arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering – all are among the most prestigious STEM organizations in the world and as such produces highly regarded monographs, reports, briefings, and consensus documents on a whole host of topics from agriculture to national security. Well over 9,000 volumes are freely available online, sorted into specific topic areas. If one listens to the news, one will inevitably hear about a report issued by the NAP; the latest one to inform the general public dealt with The Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. One can always look at the latest releases section to see what new reports have been generated; more than 200 are published every year. And you can stay in touch with the NAP via various media platforms as well



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Mueller Grand Jury Indicts Russian Nationals

The indictment details their interference with the U.S. political system dating back to 2014 and explicitly states that they did indeed support then candidate Trump while issuing disparagements about candidate Clinton.(see page 4)

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A Recent Interview With Congressman Frank J Guarini

This interview appeared in the online edition of The Jersey Journal, November 20, 2017. NJCU’s library is named after him because of his very generous donation to the University.

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